Hon. Clinton E. Averitte See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.6 - 3 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11947
Judge Averitte is an extraordinarily good judge. He knows the law backward and forward, and is VERY thorough in everything he does, sometimes to the point of cumbersomeness. Drawbacks are that you have to personally appear for most anything, and that you'll wait a long time for rulings on dispositive motions. It's worth it in the end, however, as he always turns out exhaustive rulings that stand up on appeal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9634
Judge Averitte is very friendly to both the parties and their attorneys. He likes to push civil to mediation, and is very even handed in criminal cases. You have a good chance of winning defense motions in his court if you are well versed in the law and can explain how your case fits in. Otherwise, you are done there. Be prepared. He appoints criminal attorneys from a wheel without regard to whether you know how to practice law or not - if you have a bar card, you will eventually get called to represent an indigent defendant, whether you have ever seen a courtroom or not.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1469
I appeared before Judge Averitte in a death penalty habeas matter. Judge Averitte is a generally likeable guy. He allowed filings and briefs on many issues and granted an evidentiary hearing. That said, I was disappointed in the orders.